Safety Programs for Parents, Families and Caregivers

NYC DOT’s Office of Safety Education and Outreach offers vibrant workshops, publications and trainings. Helping parents, families and caregivers reduce injuries and keep children safe in New York City's traffic environment and at home.

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Car Seat Fittings

Nine out of ten car seats are installed incorrectly. NYC DOT’s Office of Safety Education and Outreach conducts free car seat inspections throughout the city. At each fitting, a trained car seat technician will check your car seat and ensure it’s installed correctly.

While in-person car seat inspections are currently suspended due to COVID-19, the Office of Safety Education and Outreach offers virtual car seat checks with our trained car seat technicians. Please call (212) 839-4750 for more information.

More information about car seats:

Safe Kids USA Governor's Traffic Safety Committee National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Child Passenger Safety National Safe Kids Campaign

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Parent Workshops

Designed for parents and caregivers of Pre-K to 5th grade children. Parent workshops discuss real-life scenarios and build awareness about traffic issues. Parents and caregivers learn safety tips and simple steps for making safer choices.

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Think Safety! Newsletter

Safe Kids NYC is a strong coalition led by NYC DOT's Office of Safety Education and Outreach. Members include city agencies, hospitals and health care organizations, corporations and community groups. The goal of Safe Kids NYC is to reduce injuries and keep children safe. Programs, publications and trainings focus on transportation, fire, home safety and more. Read the latest issue of Think Safety! (pdf) Read the latest issue of Think Safety! Español (pdf) Read the latest issue of Think Safety! 關於我們 (pdf)

Contact Us

Contact us to learn more about transportation safety programs and tools for families and caregivers at safety-ed@dot.nyc.gov or 212-839-4750.